Does anyone have any experience with the Dell SAS 5/iR and the SAS 6/iR controllers? We are looking at virtualizing 5 of our servers and would like to hear about any experiences using either of these controllers in a RAID1 configuration with Hyper-V. From what I can see the SAS 5 is likely a software RAID and therefore not suitable, but I’m not sure about the SAS 6.
Our guest OS’s will be (all Windows 2008)
Exchange 2007 (100 users)
BlackBerry Server (10 users)
External Website (low traffic)
EDIT:I found a link on the Dell site listing the processor for the SAS6/iR as an LSI LSISAS1068E 255 MHz. Can anyone confirm this as software RAID controller and where in the documentation that can be identified, I can't tell what feature would show it as a software RAID? I need to be able to so show management the documentation identifying it as software RAID to justify the upgrade to a better controller. http://www.lsi.com/DistributionSystem/AssetDocument/files/docs/marketing%5Fdocs/storage%5Fstand%5Fprod/SCG%5FLSISAS1068E%5FPB%5F040407.pdf